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Definition
Primary forest, expressed in thousand hectares, refers to forest/other wooded land of native species where there are no clearly visible indications of human activities and the ecological processes are not significantly disturbed. Includes areas where collection of non-wood forest products occurs, provided that the human impact is small. Some trees may have been removed.

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Proportion of forest area within legally established protected areas (%) Primary forest, change/yr Forest area, change/yr Forest area independently certified (thousands of hectares)

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